Leonardo da Vinci started the project over 500 years ago. The commissioned statue would have stood in Milan Italy upon its completion.
I have always called this piece the “da Vinci Horse.” Incorrectly so. It is one of two original casts made in 1999, this one being “The American Horse,” at the Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park, near Grand Rapids. The first of the original casts is in Milan, called, “The Horse.”
Other names include Leonardo’s Horse, Gran Cavallo, and Il Cavallo.
Since these 1999 installations, other duplications with varying names have emerged.
This picture here, of the American Horse, is something of a work in progress. It seems fitting. Leonard’s vision took more than five centuries to complete.